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Our legal system is largely grounded in two premises. First, that witnesses will comply with subpoenas to testify and/or provide documents as ordered. Second, that witnesses will tell the truth under oath.

I don’t want to hear Trump or any of his Toadies screeching about “law and order” ever again.

What are you hiding, Pumpkin? Sedition? Incitement? Treason? Criminal conspiracy? All of the above?

And “executive privilege”?  You ain’t the executive anymore, Tangerine. And, Bannon, you never were.

The head football coach at Washington State and four assistant coaches have been fired for failing to get vaxxed as mandated by that state. No sympathy whatsoever. Coaches’ first job is to protect their players and others. They failed. Willfully and miserably. Adios.

Vaccinations and masks are public health measures, not collective bargaining chips. The stance being taken by some police unions around the country makes no sense and is grounded in neither logic, nor public safety nor good will.

A private school in Miami is PROHIBITING any student who gets vaccinated or receives a booster shot from attending school for at least 30 days. Prohibiting. And doing it in the name of “student safety.” They are deliberately keeping their very safest and most responsible students off of their campus, while making outrageous and completely false claims about the vaccines. I’ve often wondered how the United States could lead all other nations of the world in COVID deaths. Well, whoop, there it is.

Predictable, but disgusting. Anti-vaxxer crazies are already pointing to the death of Colin Powell as evidence that vaccines don’t work. Quite the contrary, obviously.

Fully vaccinated people are six times less likely to become infected and eleven times less likely to die.

And you wonder why we had to create Radically Rational?

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Paul's Bio

I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

Sorry. I’m back.

It’s both a curse and a blessing. I’ve never bought this stuff about, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” But I do think that a wide range of life experiences helps us grow as people, and helps us better relate to other people. I’ve been fortunate. And I am beyond grateful.

I show up on time. I go like hell. I’m a good listener. I hold myself accountable. I own my mistakes. And I have a natural and an insatiable curiosity. I’m never afraid to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t. But then I try to find out.

The flip side is I’m a lousy ballroom dancer and my clothes sometimes fit me funny.

Stuff matters to me. I care. But while I take that stuff seriously, I try hard to never take myself seriously. As a result, I have sometimes been told, “Paul, it’s hard to tell when you’re serious and when you’re just having some fun. Which is it? Serious or fun?”

My answer is “yes.” But I think that is a legitimate criticism. I promise I’m going to work on that.

This has been the quickest and strangest half-century I’ve ever experienced. During that period, I’ve been afforded amazing opportunities in news and sports journalism across all platforms. I have taught wonderful students at the high school and collegiate level. Always, I learned more from them than they did from me. I’ve been a high school administrator. I spent ten seasons as a high school varsity football coach. I’ve been an advertising executive. I’ve hosted nationally syndicated television entertainment shows. In maybe the biggest honor I ever received, I was selected by NASA to be “Chet The Astronaut” for the “Land The Shuttle” simulator at Space Center Houston. (All I can say there, is “Do as I say, not as I do.” I put that thing in the Everglades more often than not.) Most recently, I just wrapped up a decade as a television news director, during which time our teams distinguished themselves in holding the powerful accountable, achieving both critical and ratings success.

What does all that mean? It means I am profoundly grateful. It also means I’m ready for “next.” So here we are. Radically Rational. It’s an idea I woke up with in 2017. I scribbled “Radically Rational” on a piece of notebook paper and used a magnet to stick it on our refrigerator. I saw it every day, and it just would not leave me alone.

I am second in charge at Radically Rational, LLC. My wife, Jo (also known as BB), is the president. Clearly, I have failed in my attempt to sleep my way to the top of this organization.

I hope you will learn that I’m loyal as a Labrador. But I will admit that this doggie can bite every now and then. My promise to you? I will show up on time. I will go like hell. I will listen to you earnestly and attentively. I will hold myself accountable. I will never be the least bit hesitant to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t.

But then I’ll try to find out. Let’s do it.